FlowJo’s Table Editor includes options to accent/highlight values via the use of heat map, distribution stats, or expected range. These are assigned using the Columns band of the Table Editor ribbon:

 

 

Heat-mapping is a visual technique which assigns a yellow/blue gradient to a range of data, varying the color based on the current cells’ value relative to the distribution of values in the whole column.

Colors can be assigned using distribution stats – for example values exceeding 1 standard dev from the mean can be made one text style, while 2 standard devs – another.

Finally you can mark cells as being “in” or “out” of a predefined range (such as a frequency of CD3+ cells in Lymphocytes, etc. )

To apply heat mapping, or other formatting, to a single column :

  1. Select a row in the table editor and click on the Formatting band in the Table ribbon
  2. Click the heat map button (notice the heat map icon appears in the Population column)
  3. If using Expected Range, pick the range you would like to heat map from the drop down box to the right.

To apply formatting to all columns:

  1. Select multiple rows in the table editor and click on the Formatting band in the Table Ribbon
  2. Click the heat map button (notice the heat map icons appears in all the Population columns)
  3. If using Expected Range, pick the range you would like to heat map from the drop down box to the right.

For more information on setting ranges, click here.